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Rubie Ray

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Rubie M. Ray

CHILLICOTHE: Rubie M. (Cook) Ray, 76, of Chillicothe, died at 9:10am, April 19, 2014, at Heartland of Chillicothe following an extended illness.

She was born September 3, 1937, in Ross Co., to John & Roxie Mae (Bridenbaugh) Cook. On February 26, 1955, she married the love of her life, Carl D. Ray, Jr. who predeceased her on March 31, 2010. They spent 55 years together.

Rubie was a wonderful mother to five children: Rubie Mae "Sis" (Larry) Copper, Bainbridge, Rebecca Lynn "Becky" (Jim) Seymour, Stoutsville, Anita Marie (Rick) Fultz, Chillicothe, Carla Sue (Bobby) Bolt, Springfield, Illinois and Carl Robert "Bobby" Ray, Waverly. In addition to her children, she is survived by seven grandchildren: Larry "Bub" (Dana) Copper, Jr., Stacie (Donnie) Tilton, Jerry Copper, Joshua "J.J." Copper (Jessica), Summer (Nathan) Darnell, Durby, Kansas, Chelsea Fultz & Bobby Max Bolt III; six great-grandchildren: Renea & America Tilton, McKenzie Copper, Colby & Laney Darnell and Avynn Montgomery; brother Raymond (Liz) Cook; sister-in-law Betty Ray; extended family friends Joyce & Jim Wilbanks, Virginia Vest, Debbie Oney, Connie Hartmus and Kenny & Barb Strausbaugh.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brother's Ralph & Homer Cook and brother-in-law Harry "Fred" Ray.

Rubie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her. She will be sadly missed. She was a very loving and caring person who was very well liked and always cared for other people.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm Wednesday, April 23, at the Haller Funeral Home with Rev. Freddie Cook officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Haller Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Adena Health Foundation-Cancer Fund, 272 Hospital Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601. Her online guestbook is available at


Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Apr. 20, 2014
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